Being on the cover of a magazine is a bucket list item for Tiera Kennedy, and one that she thought she wouldn't check off her list for quite a while.

"That was one of the things I thought would happen later on in my career, when I'm a little bit cooler," the singer jokes to Taste of Country.

But as it happens, Kennedy's cool enough right now. The singer is featured as the cover model of Nashville Lifestyle's new "25 Most Beautiful People" issue, a spot that she acknowledges is "definitely a little bit of a confidence booster" as she continues to build her career and expand her musical presence in Nashville and beyond.

The singer's appearance on the cover also allowed her to experiment with a side of her creativity that doesn't always necessarily take center stage in her career.

"It was super fun. I styled myself, because I'm ballin' on a budget," Kennedy continues. "I was pretty proud of myself, the outfit that I picked out, and we had a fun shoot."

"I had Beyoncé playing in the background to keep my motivation up and make me feel like a boss. "

Outfits and self-styled glam aside, Kennedy says that as flattering as it was to be placed on the cover of a beauty-focused magazine, she thinks that personality is the most important component of being beautiful.

"This is gonna sound so corny, but when I think about beauty, I think about those people that I meet and ... you meet their personality first," the singer says. "Like, you meet them and you can tell that they have such a kind spirit. I hope that's what people feel about me.

Kennedy adds: "Of course it's amazing to be acknowledges for your outer beauty, but I think I just hope that people think I'm a beautiful person on the inside."

See the Most Played Country Song from the Year You Were Born

Who had the most played country song during the year you were born? This list is a fascinating time capsule of prevalent trends from every decade in American history. Scroll through to find your birth year and then click to listen. Some of these songs have been lost through the years, many of them for good reason!

Men named Hank dominated early before stars like Freddie Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson Clint Black took over to close the 1980s. More recently it's been Tim Mcgraw, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen. Did the most-played country song from the year you were born become a favorite of yours later? All info comes from Billboard's country airplay charts.

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